Posts From Tom Noda

GrabPay Wallet Expands in the Philippines

As predicted by Fintechnews the Philippines is the next stop in GrabPay’s expansion in South East Asia. Grab and Philippine-based conglomerate SM Investments Corp (SM) signed a strategic partnership in a bid to expand the GrabPay mobile wallet in the

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17 E-Wallets in The Philippines You Should Know

“A way to carry your money inside your cellphone”. This is perhaps the simplest meaning of an e-wallet as defined by Philippine-based mobile money service GCash. For the past few years, different companies such as telcos, banks, fintech startups, financial

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PLDT’s Voyager Seals US$40M Investment from IFC

Voyager Innovations, the fintech arm of the Philippines’ top digital telecommunications firm PLDT Inc, has sealed a US$40 million investment from International Finance Corp (IFC), and IFC Emerging Asia Fund with both acquiring a minority stake in the company. Voyager

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Philippines: 4 Fintech, Blockchain Events for November 2018 to January 2019

Here are selected Fintech and Blockchain Events in the Philippines for November to December 2018. If an important event is missing, send us an Email or comment on this post. AGSB Month: Finance Game Changers November 17, 2018 Ateneo Professional

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35 Innovative Fintech Founders in the Philippines

Despite the Philippines’ catch up internet speed, mobile connectivity, and financial inclusion, it has attracted and inspired many innovative people in the business and technology sectors who saw all these problems as opportunities in disguise. Latest statistics showed that in

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PH Fintech Firm Voyager Gets $175m Investment From KKR, Tencent

Global investment firm KKR, and China-based internet services provider Tencent Holdings Ltd separately acquired a substantial minority stake worth $175 million in Philippine-based fintech company Voyager Innovations, marking the largest investment to date in a Philippine technology company. The latest

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PH Fintech Startup First Circle Raises $26m, Launches Credit Facility For SMEs

Philippine-based fintech startup First Circle has raised fresh investments of $26 million (P1.5 billion) in a Series A round led by Venturra Capital even as it launched a new credit facility backed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI),

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Meet The 6 Cryptocurrency Exchanges In Philippines Registered With BSP

It’s been a year now since Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (BSP) issued the guidelines for cryptocurrency exchanges in the Philippines, and from then on, 6 companies have been registered with the regulator. While cryptocurrency enthusiasts may rejoice that the regulator

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Philippines: BSP Accredits 6th Virtual Currency Exchange

The Philippine central bank has issued another virtual currency exchange (VCE) license to a blockchain company, now the 6th in the country, even as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has set the launching of its draft of crypto-trading rules.

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Top 14 Funded Fintech Startups In The Philippines

Fintech startups have been popping up in the Philippines these past few years and many of them have attracted angel investors, venture capital firms, including people in the private debt space, seeing potential in their platforms meant to boost financial

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